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My Little Black Book

17 Jul

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If someone you love is living in a long term care home, chances are you have a version of my little black book. I have another one for my mother, but I kept this one next to my bedside phone so I could scribble down notes for the many calls I took relating to my uncle.

These are some of the notes from my little black book:

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If you aren’t keeping a record already, start now. Do not assume everyone working in the nursing home is compassionate or knows how to deal with the behavioral challenges associated with dementia.

Write down everything. If you have reason to file a complaint you will be glad you did.

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